As Jews throughout the world prepare to kick off the High Holidays this Friday, one local synagogue will host a historic artifact that beat the odds to make it to Miami.
The Congregation Ahavat Olam in South Miami will be host to a 131-year-old Torah that has survived the Nazis and time to be available for this year's Rosh Hashanah services.
Still well-preserved, the Torah was given to the Miami synagogue on an indefinite loan. Rabbi Danny Marmorstein said that the Torah's arrival at his house of worship was "bashert," Yiddish for "meant to be."
Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year, now at 5770.